3rd World Innovation Convention: Cannes, 28-30 November 2012
|Date:||28 November 2012 - 30 November 2012|
|Location:||Cannes, France, 09:00 - 17:00|
The World Innovation Convention is the annual global networking event that innovation practitioners rely on to meet legendary innovators and discover emerging innovation trends from those who are setting them. World Innovation Convention is the international innovation conference of choice for CEO’s, managers, consultants, innovation enthusiasts, inventors, high-ranking government officials, media, academics, technology gurus, and designers. Offering the perfect blend of topics, speakers, location, format, and diversity, this event ranks first in its class.
After its first two hugely successful editions, this pivotal innovation platform in its 3rd edition in 2012 will be held in celebrity style, in a five-star retreat at the heart of the French Riviera in spectacular Cannes – an inspiring playground for the birth of new ideas. The event is scheduled for November to cover the year’s latest developments and give you a headstart on 2013.
WIC2012’s format is designed to maximize collaboration and provide valuable opportunities to ask questions and extend your innovation network. Content is specially designed to uncover business intelligence undergoing various stages of approval.
Case studies reveal real-world stories and practical hard-to-get information.
Keynote speakers provide privileged accounts of their innovations and patents.
Interactive workshops by industry champions cultivate unforgettable expertise.
Roundtable discussions give you the chance to discover and share ideas on key issues.
Informal sessions offer close-up opportunities for acquiring needed professional advice.
Participation empowers you to capitalize on current and future innovation trends to increase your ROI and expand your customer base. By participating, you can use innovation knowhow gained to reinvent your strategies, processes, and products, and you can charge the brands you launch today with the currents of tomorrow’s innovation. Attend and you will learn how to:
optimize innovation for your company size and type
reinvent your infrastructure to accelerate innovation
minimize innovation risks and maximize its returns
innovate effectively and sustainably
build a culture of continuous innovation
Parial list of speakers:
Dr. Wido Menhardt
CEO of the Philips Innovation Center (PIC) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Topic: Innovating in India
Dr. Ray O Johnson
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Lockheed Martin Corporation
Topic: How Innovation and Technology Can Shape the World in 2050
Member of AREVA's Executive Operations Committee, in charge of Group R&D Portfolio, Intellectual Property and technological innovation.
Maria B. Thompson
Director of Innovation Strategy at Motorola Solutions.
Topic: Directed Innovation Methods for Generating High-Value Solutions to Gnarly Problems
Founder of Vista Caballo Innovation Ranch, Colorado
Topic: The Power of The Unexpected
Founder and CEO of StraTerra Partners
Topic ProVoke: and The Culture of Disruption
Dr. Horst Wenck
Corporate Vice President for Research, Beiersdorf Group
Topic:Alignment of discovery projects with business needs
Dr. George W. Coulston
Vice President of Innovation Ventures for Kennametal Inc,
Topic: Kennametal’s path to innovation
Vice President at DHL Solutions & Innovations
Topic: Challenges and Lessons-Learnt from Managing Innovations at DHL
External Innovation Director for Mars Global Chocolate
Topic: Achieving higher innovation returns through external approach and partnership engagement models for mutual gain
Vice President for Global Marketing, Adidas
Topic: Virtualisation – Innovating the Value Chain
Dr. Stefan Uhrlandt
Head of Research & Development and Ethicon Mesh Technology Center at Johnson & Johnson MEDICAL GmbH
Topic: Open Innovation at Johnson & Johnson Medical – Key Success Factors & Best Practices
Head of Design, Coca Cola
Topic: Evolution of Design in Business
Associate Director, Open Innovation, General Mills
Topic: Connected Innovation at General Mills
Chief Technology Officer, Hewlett Packard Cloud Strategy Team Worldwide.
Topic: Cloud Computing, a vehicle for Innovation
Head of Mobile Technologies, Ogilvie
Topic: Look at the future in terms of mobile technology and the human condition.
CEO, Spyder Works
Interactive Workshop: Win-novation: Winning Through Innovation